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, effectively fire elected officials. then "detropia." and looks at post industrial detroit and its struggle to survive. >> i am out there at 8:00, 7:30. i don't be late for anyone. what am i to do when all i have is the bus? please, please, don't take our transportation away. >> we will also look at the obama administration support for indefinite detention at home and abroad with logger marcy wheeler here in grand rapids. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from grand rapids, michigan. the occupy wall street of the celebrated its first anniversary on monday with actions in new york city and other cities across the country. in manhattan, protesters tried to block access to the new york stock exchange by erecting a people's wall. >> today is occupy wall street's birthday, and we are celebrating. we are rising above all of the corruption and police brutality that has happened already. i, myself, had never in all my 57 years seen anything like zuccotti park. i personally have been waiting for
the democratic convention before it's even started. >>> plus who stole a secret service truck in detroit over the weekend. what that means for the vice president's visit to detroit today. >>> time 7:14. new zealand withdrawing soldiers from afghanistan earlier than expected. new zealand's prime minister said all soldiers will be out by the end of april, five months ahead of schedule. ten soldiers have been killed in afghanistan. all foreign troops expected to be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> it is 7:15. democrats are gathering in charlotte, north carolina this week for their national convention. sandra endo is in charlotte where the big question facing democrats as they push for president obama's reelection. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: good morning, tori. that's right. the whole question is are you better? and that's something the democrats will be responding to during their convention; but democrats are starting the week off with festivities. they are celebrating labor day. and tomorrow is when they get down to party business. the stage is set, and democrats are gatherin
digging in detroit. this is a live picture. investigators will dig under that driveway and take a coarse sample to determine if any human remains are down there. the home is in roseville, michigan. they got a credible tip a body was buried there around the time hoffa went missing. hoffa's disappearance is one of those bizarre mysteries and years later remains firmly planted in pop culture. >> jimmy hoffa, the mafia backed union guy remained unvowed despite the efforts of kennedy. >> the justice department has plenty on you, mr. hoffa. >> you don't impress me, i don't need $3 million and my brother elected president will whop your -- >> and anti-hero was born and many believed the mafia killed hoffa and buried his body under the former giants' stadium until they eventually dug it up and built a new stadium, no body and no hoffa. they removed floorboards in 2002 to find traces of his blood, no go. in 2006, they raised a michigan horse barn, no hoffa. today, in roseville, michigan, police will dig up a driveway. >> kill the bill! kill the bill! >> hoffa's son, james, is now president of the
union boss hoffa leading investigators to a driveway in suburban detroit. cops taking soil samples from beneath the concrete after he may, may, may have seen someone bury the teamster leader this 30 years ago according to the witness. the case has been a mystery since the disappearance in 1975 and seen outside a restaurant near detroit. his body never turned up. there have been new leads. in 2004 they tore up the floors of a home in detroit. nothing. in 2006, acts tore down a barn in michigan following a fairly credible tip. nothing. in 2009 the f.b.i. dug around a lumberyard in michigan. again, nothing. today, they are looking under a driveway. again, they will find...trace covering it from los angeles. trace? >>trace: the tipster is actually dying of cancer. they will not i.d. the guy. they believe the reason this guy thinks that hoffa is buried beneath the driveway is he is assuming it is hoffa because he disappeared about the same time that somebody was buried beneath that driveway. the police say their source did not only bellish the story at all and although the timeline could be
to finding the watts company, elroy worked for governor john engler of michigan. he, like me, is from detroit michigan and is a graduate of moorehouse college. thank you, elroy. [applause] >> next, albert sanders jr. come on down. albert sanders jr. is counsel to the united states committee on the judiciary. he's a principal legal and policies adviser, the assistant majority leader to senator deck durbin from illinois, chairs the committee on constitution, civil rights and human rights. he offers counsel on issues ranking from privacy, finances reform and he was named to the luke's 21 under 40 list. mr. sanders earned his become a. in political science from moorehouse college in 2001, there after, completed a certificate at wharton business school, while getting his law degree from the university of pennsylvania, where he was president of the path in 2004. he's a member of the state bar of california and the district of columbia bar. [applause] >> andre d. washington, senior sociology major from hinesville, georgia, who currently serves as the 81st student association government president for
council and something he is doing special in detroit today. >>> also, mark zuckerberg soothing investors in the first major public appearance since the company's ipo. we'll have an update and a look at facebook stock at the top of the hour. we'll be right back. copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. every time a local business opens its doors, or makes another sale, or hires another employee, it's not just good for business. it's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities. that's why we've extended over $4 billion in new credit to local businesses across the country so far this year. because the more we he
night, revving up the crowd over president obama's bailout of detroit automakers. >> 211,000 good-paying american jobs!. all across america. autos are back!. manufacturing is rebounding!. why? say it!. gregg: wow! do not switch to decaf. that is really working for you. independent analysis by the way of detroit bailout it has been on track to be the most costly rescue of the financial crisis with taxpayer losses, that means your money, lost, compared to this and the wall street bailouts. taxpayers may never get that money back. >> doing a new jersey fist bump. reminiscent of another politician with a meltdown. gregg: talking about howard dean, the scream. heather: reminiscent of that, totally. >> i think it is fantastic. as i said before, this is saying better than the white sox winning the world series. i want to thank everybody that stood behind us on this. feeling of joy right now is bittersweet. like i said before. i will never have my sister again. i have to go see her in a cemetery. at least i know i go justice and a got a cold-blooded killer. heather: the words of nick savi
. >>> they are tracking down the stolen you haul in detroit. the rented truck full of metal detectors was taken from a hotel as they prepared for joe biden's labor day events. the truck was found in an apartment complex but some equipment was still missing. a few cases marked secret service were discovered at an abandoned house in another neighborhood. they are releasing these photos of a person of interest. they we >> hollywood is mourning the loss of actor michael clarke duncan. he was best known for his performance in the 99 fill will "the green mile." he was also in armageddon and blan et of t planet of the apes. he was being treated for suffering a massive heart attack in july. he was 54 years old. that was your 5@5:00. now it is time for your first degree weather update with maria molina with more on where you will need an umbrella today. >> you are going to need an umbrella for significant parts of the country today. pretty large area dealing with showers and storms. that includes parts of the northeast into the southeast. rolling through parts of central new jersey and also southeastern part
mitt romney did say let detroit go bankrupt, who took the wheel? barack obama. in ohio. 150,000 job in the great state of michigan. 211 american jobs all across america. the best manufacturing is rebounding. why? lori: giving her, let's call it spirited nature, her comments are drawing comparisons to another notorious democrat. >> oregon and washington and michigan, and then we go to washington d.c. to take back the white house. lori: he's not running for office, at least not now. and the federal government apparently really wants us to prepare for us on the apocalypse . the department of homeland security hosting an online seminar about the importance of preparing for a zombie invasion. they also lost a public-service campaign morning about as on the pandemic. it is all tongue-in-cheek, but the idea is americans are prepared for is on the attack. we will all be prepared for real disaster or an emergency. plenty of water, nonperishable foods and emergency flight slots. , the american election debate endorsing in praising one of the two major party contenders. which is it and why? th
. one of two td runs for the day. 52-0. >> the nfl football 49ers hosting detroit in the home opener. they hope to keep their streak alive without the ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. >> the lions take on the 49ers. any one who is playing pro football games is not turning it over. niners have gone 6 games without a turnover. they tied at 2010. longest streak in history to hang on to the ball. they went without an interception. passing santana and steve young? >> it is a great streak to have any quarterback would be proud to have. >> they are number one making good decisions. we are trying to get better. >> they played the lpga playoff. playing 9 holes in over two-days. she ha
, but also abroad as they sell detroit's finest around the globe. of the $350 billion worth of cars and auto parts produced here last year, $123 billion were exported. today's action came just as china challenged a u.s. trade law passed in march. china claims that law allows for unfair tariffs on a wide range of chinese-made products. of course, today's action also comes in the midst of a heated presidential campaign. republican candidate mitt romney accuses president obama of playing nice with china. many see this action as a chance for the president to look tough before the november election. >> there's nothing really new about the trade allegations that have taken place the timing is political opportunist for both sides however, this is not an indication that the us and china are headed to a trade war, and this is not an indication that either side takes trade enforcement lightly. this is simply a taking a trade issue and framing for a moment of political convenience for both sides. >> reporter: sean west of the eurasia group says when it comes to the w.t.o. rules, the u.s. and china both
crushed. but then president obama took office and he took action. when detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved a million jobs. seven presidents before him, republicans and democrats, tried to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. he made a historic investment to left public schools and because so that mb young people can afford college. he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. now it's time for congress to enshrine in law the right to pursue their dreams, the only place they've ever called home, america. four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredib odds. and united republican opposition, our president took action. and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. it's a choice between a nation that slashes funding for our schools and guts pell grants and a nation that investments more in education. and a choice between a politician who rewards companies that ship
. in places like detroit, more than only 3% are proficient. roughly two years ago i stumbled on the work of jeffrey. i was blown away to see that after, those who are lottery then, after four years, there was an achievement gap in math to apply for the lottery and the average licensing and all of your city. i have to say this on c-span just in case she is watching. one christmas i was alone in cambridge, massachusetts, and i was feeling the holiday blues and i wanted to make my grandmother's coconut cake. and she said oh, it's really simple. you start with two cups of sugar, you boil it. and i said, dan? and she gave me directions that sounded like -- i went to my grandmother's house around thanksgiving and i just annoyed her in the kitchen. but she would grab the flour with her hands and i would put up underneath. and i would sprinkle the flour in and i backed out the recipe. again, it annoyed her, but i had a recipe that i can now give my children and grandchildren. we spent two years trying to do something like that with charter schools. the average charter school is no different than
detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved 1 million jobs. seven presidents before him republicans and democrats tried to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. he made an historic investment to lift our nation's public schools and expanded pell grants so that more young people could afford college. and because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation of a generation of young law-abiding immigrants called dreamers. now it's time for congress to enshrine in law their right to pursue their dreams in the only place they've ever called home. america. four years ago, america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds, and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. he knows better than anyone that there's more hard work to do. but we're making progress. and now, we need to make a choice. it's a choice between a country where the middle class pays more so that millionaires can pay less, or a cou
. >> kimberly: well quick. tracy reese is talented african-american designer that comes from detroit. her fashions are affordable. i'm a fan of hers. it wear them. attending her fashion show on saturday. >> greg: you are not going to get a free dress out of this. >> kimberly: i know. but i like it. anyway, she looks great. dade great job. now her husband has to live up to that performance. will he? ahead, democrats change the party platform on god and jerusalem because of reporting by fox news channel? details coming up. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >>> i'm bret baier inside time warner arena in charlotte, north carolina. site of the democratic national convention. big story here, stunning reversal a few minutes ago of the language in the democratic party platform. tonight on "special report," democrats buck to intense pressure of the remuel of reference to god and jerusalem as the capital of israel. moments ago, a hotly disputed voice vote was held. reinstituting the language in an amendment which contains bothellments. we'll hear that and also hear there democrats on it. mitt romney sounds off
. i keep reminding people of two elections one was michigan in 1990. the free press detroit news had polls taken out on governor ambulance char's campaign -- governor blanch's campaign, he lost. >> arthel: ron how important are the polls do voters pay attention? >> voters definitely pay attention to polls, they hear a lot about polls there's been a lot of media hype now it does matter for fundraising and it is a snapshot in time so it can be an indicator of which way the trend of the election is going on certain key messages that both candidates are trying to push. i don't want to put a lock, stock and barrel to every poll if you look over a trend line you can see patterns develop so they can adjust campaigns. >> arthel: you probably -- we are going final word and you did. debbie, if you get that doctorate, you will be dr. debbie gengel? >> at some point all going to be on polling. -- >> we'll check it out when it comes out. ron, thanks. >> thanks so much. >> rick: nice ring. >> all eyes will be on denver this coming wednesday night as president obama and governor romney face off in
up in detroit. my dad managed his dad owned, well his dad ran an entire automobile company, american motors, despite of that he was willing to let detroit go bankrupt, i don't think he is a bad guy. i am sure he grew up, loving cars, as much as i did, but what i don't understand, and think he understood, that saving the automobile worker, saving the industry, what it meant to all of america, not just the auto workers. i think he saw the bain way. i think he saw it in terms of balance sheets and write-offs. folks, the bain way may bring your firm the highest profits but it is not the way to lead our country from the highest office. when things -- when things -- when things hung in the balance, literally hung in the balance, the president understood this is about a lot more than the automobile industry. this is about restoring america's pride. he understood, he understood in his gut, what it would mean to leave a million people without hope or work if he did not act. and heal knew, he also knew and understood the message it would have sent around the world. if the united states gave up
romney hasn't developed a sus tingt response to this question about the auto bailout. he said let detroit go bankrupt and then took credit for managing bankruptcy and then picked paul ryan as his running mate who was for the bailout. that's a consistent theme that romney doesn't have the right message. they do think they're losing. they do think because they have a strong ground game there there is still time to turn around. >> you make your point in the article that a lot of people think this thing will tighten as we get closer to election day. >> right. >> the other thing though is governor john kasich who had been promoting the ohio economic recovery even though he's a republican and trying to get mitt romney elected. romney of course has been talking down the economy because that's good for him. let's talk about that. >> yeah. that's a major complication. jim mengsed in his piece. the unemployment rate in ohio is 7.1%, in columbus it's about 6%. that's a bellwether area. stop after stop john kasich goes around the state and says ohio is booming, ohio is rocking. that gives headaches t
't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president obama made the tough and right call to bring the worst terrorist in the world to justice. some even said he couldn't take on the big banks that brought our economy to its knees. but president obama made the tough and right call so taxpayers will never again been on the hook for wall street's risky bets.çç some study couldn't take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. but president obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save medicare and ensure that no one goes broke just because they get sick. [crowd cheering] his whole life, there have been so many who told them what he shouldn't or couldn't do. but america has a president who knows what we must do. president obama has also faced down another group of naysayers. in addition to the crowds of the couldn'ted and shouldn'ts, the republican party
at the expense of american workers here at home. mitt romney proudly wrote an op- ed entitled "let detroit goalie bankrupt -- "let detroit go bankrupt." if he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from ohio and across the nation. mitt romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit by tearing it down. if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the rain gear and outsource the elves. [applause] mitt has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. it summers on the beaches of the cayman islands and winters on the slopes of the swiss alps. [applause] in matthew 6:21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasury is, there will your heart be also. and my friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both his treasure and his heart in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] is well pastow, it wa time for -- the welfare to work, he is lying, as simple as that. and on his tax return, he is hiding. you know, you have to wondered just what is so embarrassing that he is going to such great lengths to bury the truth. but whate
of the midwestern papers. this one the sunday free press in detroit. democrats to make case for obama to return. they point out that auto industry comeback and medicare will be part of the convention's focus. you can read that at the free press of detroit. atlanta is on the line now. sandra, democrat, good morning. >> caller: good morning. >> host: why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the headline in the "post" today. >> caller: for one, president obama has never been given a chance. he's been doomed from day one. they talk about, you know, everybody -- they just talk about him doing what he say he was going to do. it's already messed up. and when you don't even respect the president, what else do you get? i mean, i think it's totally ridiculous. but i guess you can get anybody to make a show -- clint eastwood -- he's been acting for years. i don't have disrespect for the president. it's already divided. >> host: in clearwater, on the line for republicans. >> caller: i've got two quick examples. early on the president in a speech telling the republicans, you can get onboard
''s that will not work for the country if mitt romney is sitting in the oval office. mitt romney saw the death of detroit as good for investors. he could not see what the auto industry meant for the millions of middle-class families who depend on those jobs. barack obama, he immediately understood what was at stake. he saw saving the auto industry as good for his shareholders, the american people. [applause] president obama made the tough call and saved the auto industry. [applause] luckily, we have a choice, a clear choice in this election. president obama understands that, while government alone cannot states -- create jobs, it sure can create an environment for companies to grow and invest, and higher. that is why president obama has a plan to create jobs and build a strong economy to last. for yourself at fixe .com.kobama dot c president obama is working for the men and women in this nation. he is investing in you, your education, job skills, and the roads and bridges we all depend on when i began as governor, i received a phone call no government -- note governor wants to get. one of our top employe
at home. mitt romney proudly wrote an op-ed entitled "let detroit go bankrupt." you know, if he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from michigan to ohio and across the nation. mitt romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit by tearing it down. if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. [applause] mitt has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. it summers on the beaches of the caiman islands and winters on the slopes of the swiss alps. in matthew chapter 6 verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. and, my friends, my friends, any man who aspires to be our president should keep both hi treasure and his heart in the united states of america. [cheering and applause] and, you know... and, you know, it's well past time for mitt romney to come clean with the american people on wha he's saying about the president's policies of welfare to work. he's lying, as simple as that. and on his tax returns, he's hiding. you know, you have to wonder ju
and the developing countries and the compression on places like detroit and pittsburgh. and i grew up in detroit, but i know god wasn't born in detroit. these developing countries growing is a triumph for humanity. so there's a lot of stress in the system long term, demographic, structural. you're right. it's not going away in the next year or two. >> do we know if soros is bankrolling anything that's going on outside? >> i do not believe he has anything to do with that, and i know him very well. >> and does the institute, would they take on a role as a surrogate? would you ever be open to speaking for the movement on a formal level? >> i would be open to speaking to the movement because the void that you described in terms of ideas and concrete structure, i, as an independent group, we would be very happy to engage with them and talk with them just like we are with anybody else. but we will not speak for the movement. >> rob, interesting stuff. please come back. >> my pleasure. nice to meet y'all. >>> straight ahead, home builders seeing some huge gains over the past few months. despite today's
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who wanted to let detroit go bankrupt, this president saved the auto industry and now it's coming back strong. he not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in iraq, as president, he showed the determination to bring our troops back home. barack obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "profiles in courage." he doesn't just do what's easy. he does what's hard. he does what's right. my father couldn't run for a second term. it was left to his brothers, our family and the generation they inspired to fight for the america he believed in. now it's up to a new generation. our children's generation. to carry america forward. so let me say to the young and the young at heart, barack obama is only president because you worked for him, because you believed in him. because you convinced your parents to vote for him. young people have always led america towards a brighter future. it happened in 1960. it happened in 2008. and if you show the same spirit in this election as you did in the last, i know that we'll make history again on november 6th. thank you. >> caroline kennedy
. >> be specific. a former staffer telling the detroit free press that after seeing the newly surfaced clip, granholm said she laughed so hard her stomach hurt. >>> one question you hear on the campaign trail, are you better off than you were four years ago about that today flash book. four years exactly to september 15th, 2008. >> on the broadcast tonight, meltdown. the american financial system is rocked to its foundation as top wall street institutions top he will under a mountain of debt. coming up tonight, how did it happen. what's next. and how safe is your money. and today wall street had one of its worst days on record. average lost 504 points on the day's trading. one of the largest point drops in history. nasdaq was down more than 81 points. s&p lost 59 points in today's trading. >> our economy i think still the fundamentals of you're economy are strong, but these are very, very difficult times. >> many have cited that remark from senator john mccain about the country's situation as a key turning point in his campaign, especially since it came on the heels of the collapse of lehma
will take soil samples from beneath the driveway of a suburban detroit home on friday to see if jimmy hoffa is buried at the site. a tipster told police a body was buried there at the time. he vanished 37 years ago, however, the tipster never claimed it was hoffa's body. >>> a robbery caught on tape in florida. the fbi searching for several men who stormed the saks fifth avenue store an hour before closing. they robbed customers plus took money and jewelry of the store. anderson, meet starship, the puppy. she has an enlarged esophagus and must have all her meals in a custom made high chair to help the food go down easr. she is looking for a loving home. she's up for adoption in greenville, south carolina. she's a collie mix and she's gorgeous. >> very cute. that's very sad, though. let's hope she finds a home. >>> coming up, the phenomenon of bagel heads. maybe you have seen this online. you got to see it for yourself. i can't even describe it. we got video. the "ridiculist" is next. 4g lte has the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based onhis chart, who would you choose ? wow.
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